Health Tips from the Ivester College of Health Sciences

Julie Battle, chair and professor in the Department of Psychology, advises an incoming student during Early Registration for the fall semester for incoming students in class of 2021. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

JULIE BATTLE, chair, Department of Psychology

  • Make good choices about where to exert your energy, and don’t get upset about things that really don’t matter in the long run.
  • Take time to play and to give back. Both open up new possibilities, provide connections to others and add joy to your life.

Read more about Dr. Battle in the story Battle Tested from the Winter 2016 issue of Brenau Window.

Director of the School of Occupational Therapy Nicolaas van den Heever poses for a photo. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

NICOLAAS VAN DEN HEEVER, director, School of Occupational Therapy

  • Know the importance of time management and planning.
  • Incorporate fun and relaxation. No just zoning out on the couch.

Read more about Dr. van den Heever in International expert heads OT school in the Winter 2018 issue of Brenau Window

Jim Lewis, associate professor of physical therapy at Brenau, leads a group of first-year occupational therapy students in an anatomy class.

JIM LEWIS, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy

  • Move better, move often and move more.
  • Develop healthy eating habits.
Richards Graduate Chair in the Nursing Department

TROY HEIDESCH, Richards Graduate Chair, Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

  • Pay attention to how you feel after your typical food choices. Poor choices leave us feeling achy, fatigued and unhealthy.
  • Be active. Any activity improves blood sugar, blood pressure, energy and happiness.

Read more about Dr. Heidesch in Professor with a Passion in the Fall 2015 issue of Brenau Window

Dr. Dina Hewett Director of the Nursing Department

DINA HEWETT, professor and director, Mary Inez Grindle School of Nursing

  • Make time to obtain routine health screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies and routine blood work for cholesterol levels and blood glucose.
  • Clean out and dispose of all outdated and no longer used medications, including antibiotics and pain medications.

Read more about Dr. Hewett in Nursing School Director Attends Leadership Program in the Winter 2017 issue of Brenau Window.

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